We are excited to announce West Virginia’s World War II living history weekend Saturday, May 4, in downtown Fayetteville West Virginia. This event is being hosted by the World War II Living History Foundation Inc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing history to life and committed to historical accuracy to educate future generations. Watch history come to life with authentic recreations of Allied and Axis army encampments. Relive the stories of our veterans as we preserve the history of the greatest generation. Veterans and living history enthusiasts from all over the state will be represented. Step back in time as storefronts are transformed in period complete with World War II vehicles. There will even be a World War II Biplane on display!
Make it a weekend getaway and get an early start on the action by joining us Friday evening at the Officer’s Club Dinner at The Station from 6pm to 8pm.
Saturdays’events will kick off with a parade at 11:00am followed by a mainstage tribute to our veterans and kick off program. Enjoy live performances on the main stage from 11am-7pm including performances of Andrews Sisters songs by the Everly Sisters, and live swing jazz of the era. Explore living history displays from uniforms to bicycles, and cars while reactors portray soldiers and civilians during wartime. Enjoy a period fashion show featuring the clothes and hairstyles from the era. World War II veterans will be invited to share their stories throughout the day. There will be a Biergarten on site featuring Bridge Brews German Pilsner & English Ale selections prepared especially for the occasion. End the evening with an authentic German dinner. Saturday night we will host a “USO” style dance from 7pm to 9pm, featuring Big Band music in the middle of the town square.
Stay tuned for a full schedule of events…
*We will not in any way be affiliated with radical organizations (ie American Nazi Party, KKK, Aryan Nation, etc.” and fully condemn the philosophies and actions of the NSDAP (Nazi party).
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
WW II Weekend WV is a non-profit organizing this grassroots community event. We need your help to make this awesome event happen.
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